1980s Top 100s

I got an ancient Bourgeois Tagg song stuck in my head; decided to pull up the album and wallow in HS nostalgia for a bit.

I feel like it was on Spotify at some point, but today I didn't find it. I did find a playlist containing 98 of the Top 100 songs from a given week in May, 1986. This user created maybe a dozen of them from that era.

The same couple of things always hit me when I see lists like these:

  • oh man, I looooooooved that song, and that one, and that one, and oh hey that one....
  • wait, those two songs "happened" at the same time? I'd have guessed they were 3 years apart.
  • hold on, that was a radio hit? I thought it was totally obscure! I didn't hear it until the Napster era?!
  • (which goes along with...) I have never heard of maybe 20% of these. How is that possible? Our whole family was glued to the radio whereever we went.